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Dell Dimension C521, Help Please!

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  • PCI Express
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April 12, 2010 3:17:51 PM

Hi, So my onboard graphics card went out so I went out and bought a low-profile, PCI-Express 16x graphics card installed it and it didn't work. I read in some places you need to go to the motherboard and change the setting from the onboard graphics card to the new one.. But the only problem with that is that I can't see it I was wondering if maybe with the same computer or anyone who can help me guide me blinded through the bios...

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a c 236 U Graphics card
April 12, 2010 7:33:30 PM

your motherboard on the C521 will auto detect the card so I don't think the issue is your video

can you try a different monitor?
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April 14, 2010 6:00:51 PM

I know it's not the monitor because I plugged it in my labtop and worked fine
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April 14, 2010 8:38:20 PM

what card are u using since dell power supplies are barely enough to run the system by itself.
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a c 1415 U Graphics card
April 14, 2010 11:41:22 PM

Enter BIOS/setup on boot and look through all menu's for a video/display adapter option. It is possible that it is under integrated devices. You might have an option to change between onboard, PCIe and PCI as primary display adapter.
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April 15, 2010 8:16:13 PM

rolli59 said:
Enter BIOS/setup on boot and look through all menu's for a video/display adapter option. It is possible that it is under integrated devices. You might have an option to change between onboard, PCIe and PCI as primary display adapter.

dude he said that his onboard is dead which means he cant see the screen
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April 15, 2010 9:09:28 PM

SHIELDHEAD said:
dude he said that his onboard is dead which means he cant see the screen

My mistake! Pretty much means he is stuck (if not configured for remote access) if no auto detection.
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April 16, 2010 1:49:14 AM

So nothing can help me?
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April 23, 2010 12:21:44 AM

Best answer selected by shanekiller.
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